[CR]touch-up work: a dumb question

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Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 14:50:02 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]touch-up work: a dumb question

I'm recent, dubious owner of a couple of very cool frames both of which require significant touching-up to be presentable.

It's not the kind of touch-up work that is easily done by a pro--or, rather, if a pro did it, it would cost a small fortune to have it done right--and most pros aren't taking touch-up jobs anymore, in my experience.

So, I'm going to attempt to touch them up myself, carefully.

My question is, what are my best options in rattle-can paint and primer. My limited experience is that there are some high-quality rattle-can paints on the market these days, and if I can find the right primer and paint color/tint, I might be able to do a decent job.

So, my first question to the experts on the list is...what rattle-can brands would you recommend, if any, for paint and primer?

And, second, once I get the bare metal cleaned up, what do I use to prepare the bare metal for the touch-up primer?

Thanks for any help you can provide..

Charles "cheap" Andrews